I have a 50" hitachi projection tv produced in 1998. I'm having trouble locating a transformer part # BW00632. Everyone that I talk to say it is NA. I'm hoping that there is someone or someplace on this planet that has one on a shelf somewhere!!! Please advise.......
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Re: are parts available?
I just googled this part # and there where 10 choices.didn't look at any though.
there is a company out there that makes replacement transformers. "asti" i have never had a problem with their products in 20 years
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In the United States we have one flavor of electrical power. That is 117 VAC (Volts Alternating Current) at a (alternating) signal of 60 Hz. Hz stands for a man named Hertz who discovered the phenomena of frequency in the 19th century. It was originally was called "cycles per second" but has been renamed long ago.
The UK uses 220 VAC at 50 Hz which is a different flavor of electricity.
Since Sony (as do most manufacturers) produce sets for the differences in regional use your set simply won't work in the U.S. There are transformers available to convert 220 VAC to 120 VAC (Your set draws 210 Watts when it's on and 17 W when it's off. That means you need a fairly heavy duty transformer to make the change. Unfortunately because your set was set up to work with 50 Hz (it is branded as a British production set) I wouldn't risk operating it at 60Hz which is the type the U.S. uses. Besides that your tuner is designed to receive a different format video than the United States uses.
The problem is your light engine is failing. The part number for this is UX22201DR and is available for purchase with the following link. It runs $334 dollars and really is a part that needs to be replaced by a technician due to the complexity in tear down to remove it. Please take a few moments to rate my answer. Thanks...
Most likely, a number of capacitors need to be replaced in the power supply on this set, OR possibly, there is a bad connection on a connection on the snubber capacitor in the power supply, near the SMT transformer--and I have seen this MANY times on westinghouse LCD sets. .
A bad inverter board will produce this exact symptom. They are commonly available on EBay for about $60 USD The part number is. 1FSA10164 It should take about 20 minutes to replace without great difficulty.
If you or someone you know is good at component level PC Board repair this issue is almost always a bad transformer. All it takes is for one of the 6 transformers to have and open winding and the TV will start breifly and then shut down because it has a comparator circuit that monitors all 6 outputs to the lamps. If one of the outputs is missing the TV goes into "Protection Mode" and shuts itself down. The individual transformers can be checked by using a digital multimeter and checking resistance of the windings, should be about 2.7 MOhm, if one reads Zero Ohms, replace it. (You can check the resisitance while they are soldered to the board. Power down the set and let it sit for a bit them remove the connectors and the 6 mounting screws to pull the card.) The transformers are available for $4.95 from Electronica-usa.com the part number is LTZ2PCOMS008 (and yes the shipping costs more than the part, but still cheaper than tossing the TV)
YOU MEAN ITS scrolls vertically ?? either way , there should be a VERTICAL control adjust located inside , and have handy a TUNER CLEANER spray in case its dirty , to clean contact. hope this helpful , AJ
I did the smart thing and switched over to a Sony XBR4 Bravia 52" LCD TV 1080p HD at a reduced price (Approximately $2800 from Amazon.com!). My Hitachi cost me about $ 3600 at a Circuit City Store. Therefore, no Hitachi products for me and not from CircuitCity, since, CircuitCity asked for $4000 for the same Sony TV, I bought from Amazon, which included delivery and installation. CircuitCity would add another $80 for delivery.
Hitachi's are nothing but trouble. Take a write-off and just move on. I still have not decided what to do with my Hitachi maybe I will let Salvation Army deal with it.